New Appliances and Vegetarian Pho, Oh, My!
This week I’m sharing a fantastic recipe for Vegetarian Pho, while letting you know all about Bosch’s revolutionary FarmFresh System™ which combines four innovative technologies to keep your food fresh up to 3x longer, for less food waste.* Now that’s what I’m talking about. But first, let me explain why Vegetarian Pho and appliances aren’t so random…
In 2020, I’m taking my new year’s resolution to a whole new level thanks to the all-new Bosch counter-depth refrigerators. Not only will I be preparing a lot more plant-based meals at home, but we’re looking into upgrading to high-touch tech appliances to add to our smart home technology.
Remember MTV Cribs?
The show where celebs and athletes would show you around their compounds then give you a peek inside their perfectly curated refrigerators? Well, that spoiled me for life. At any given time if the inside of our fridge doesn’t look like Mr. Belvidere the butler just restocked and arranged the goods like Sleeping with the Enemy, then I’m ready for therapy. Stat!
Give me lots of color. A rainbow of flavors. I want all the produce. Give me the greens, the reds, the oranges, yellows, and purples. Give me mason jars of prepared salads for the week, and pitchers of freshly pressed juice to start my day. And let’s not forget all the fruits for our homemade gelato after dinner. Yes, it’s true, on any given night we will whip up strawberry or banana gelato upon request.
Fresh By Design.™ It’s refrigeration, reinvented.
There are quite a few reasons the new Bosch refrigerator is ideal for those who follow a plant-based diet. First off, you can easily organize contents because the unit includes five tempered glass shelves, four of which are adjustable and half-width, 3-gallon door bins and 2 humidity-controlled compartments to provide ample space for storing items. You want Cribs? The FlexBar™ creates extra space in your refrigerator – it’s the perfect home for wine bottles, condiment jars, eggs, and my beloved mason jars I was talking about.
The VitaFreshPro™ offers preset settings that automatically balance BOTH temperature and humidity, and the FreshProtect™ absorbs naturally occurring ethylene to slow ripening, so produce stays fresher, longer.
But that’s not all, the MultiAirFlow™ evenly circulates cool, fresh air to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the entire fridge cavity, from the door bins to back corners, and the AirFresh® Filter absorbs even the toughest food odors, keeping your refrigerator and freezer air fresh to prevent food flavors from crossing. Dual compressors and dual evaporators offer efficient and precise cooling and humidity control, while significantly limiting odor transfer between the refrigerator and freezer, for the optimal freshness environment. They really have thought of everything.
Something In The Water
I’m also upping my H20 intake, so The Bosch UltraClarityPro™ water filter reduces >99.9% of sediments that may be found in your water, including harsh elements like chlorine and chloramine. Its internal water dispenser delivers filtered water with just one touch.
And did I mention it’s pretty? I mean REALLY pretty.
What’s really attracting me to this unit, is that this refrigerator can be controlled via smartphone when we travel with the help of Home Connect™. The Home Connect™ app allows you to remotely monitor and control your Bosch refrigerator from your smartphone or tablet. Control the temperature, adjust lighting, run diagnostics—wherever you are,** for ultimate convenience. Connected refrigerators from Bosch are designed to give you peace of mind, customization, and simplification with just one touch.
Why is this important you may be wondering? Well right now we’re in the midst of our Santa Anas seasons when the winds are high, and many times the power can go out. Well after a “significant” trip to Whole Foods for my vegetarian pho ingredients, I want to make sure my bounty goes unspoiled.
Great, but, “How Do You Make Vegetarian Pho?”
I recently read a meme that made me chuckle. It was a single guy in the kitchen talking to recipe bloggers. He was begging them not to write a ton of content before sharing the recipe. Looks like I’m epically failing right now.
Let’s get to that vegetarian pho I am about to dish up tonight for dinner. This will make all of my culinary dreams come true: quick, easy, and delicious.
- 2 oz. rice vermicelli noodles
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 2 carrots 6.5 oz., cut into matchsticks
- 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms stems removed and thinly sliced
- 1/2 onion/1.75 oz. sliced
- 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger root
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 cups sodium-reduced vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp. sodium-reduced soy sauce
- 8 baby bok choy 6.5 oz., quartered lengthwise
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro*
- Lime wedges
- Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan set over medium-high heat; sauté carrots, mushrooms, onion, ginger and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Sprinkle five-spice and salt over top. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add broth and soy sauce; bring to boil. Add baby bok choy; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
- Divide rice noodles among 4 bowls; top with broth and vegetables. Garnish with green onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges. Serve with drizzle of hot sauce and vegetarian hoisin sauce if desired.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3.9g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0.3g||1.5%|
|Trans Fat 0|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||8.3%|
|Vitamin A 0||Vitamin C 0|
|Calcium 82mg||Iron 2mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*As compared to a Bosch refrigerator without FarmFresh System™. Results may vary among different foods.
**Connectivity and speed varies based on network and Wi-Fi levels.
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